By Tim O’Brien
Special to the Observer
CVU bowed out of the Division I state tournament to Burr and Burton, losing a heartbreaker 2-1 quarterfinal round game last Saturday in Hinesburg.
Burr and Burton got on the board first after scoring one run in the fifth and another in the six, both on errors.
The fourth-seeded Redhawks got a run across the plate in the sixth inning to halve the Bulldogs’ lead after Chris O’Brien walked, was pinch run for by Nate Shanks, who stole second and scored the lone CVU run on a single by Liam Reiner.
Andrew Bortnick took the loss for the Redhawks, throwing for 5 2/3 innings of 5 hit ball with 4 Ks, before being relieved by Sam Mikell, who didn’t allow a hit, striking out three. Liam Reiner finish the day with two singles and Chris O’Brien reached base safely all three times (single, 2 walks). Sam Mikell and Jacob Griggs accounted for the other two Redhawks singles.
The Redhawks finished the season at 14-4.